Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

As a resident of Mississippi and a frequent beach goer (and lover) I am extremely upset about what is happening on our Gulf Shores.  As of today oil is still spilling from the well at 210,000 gallons per day.  Here is a link for the live feed of the well 

They are today Wednesday, June 26th, 2010 planning to top kill the well and apply cement to stop the well from leaking.  They say there is a 60 to 70 percent chance of Stopping the oil leak. Oil has already reached Grand Isle, Louisiana.  Fishing and crabbing boats are prohibited right now and rumors of law suits for lost wages are brewing.  

Will we be able to stop the leak and save our precious Gulf Coast ecosystem?  As of today there is no end in sight.  Below is a slide show of Grand Gulf Isle where oil has made land fall and the park is closed.

What can we do to help the oil spill?  Clicking on the question will take you to a website that has several ways in which you can donate time or money to help with this disaster.  Collectively we have to send positive thoughts that this tragedy has ended with little to no permanent damage.

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